Factors that have triggered the potential of Deep Learning

2017-11-11T13:37:43+00:00 September 27th, 2017|

Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, are not a new concepts! Why, all of a sudden, have them become the next big thing that is changing our life again during this decade? Deep Learning is changing our life I'm sure you have doubtlessly noticed quantum leaps in the quality of a wide range of everyday technologies.   In Speech Recognition  the transcription of voice to text has experimented amazing advances, and it is already available in different devices. We are increasingly interacting with “our” computers by just talking to them.  Also there have been some spectacular advances in Natural Language Processing, for example, by simply clicking on the micro symbol of Google Translate, the system will transcribe what you are dictating to another language. Google Translate now renders spoken sentences in [...]

A new Supercomputer will arrive at Barcelona soon

2017-08-08T22:38:38+00:00 November 29th, 2016|

EN  BSC-CNS has just approved the purchase of a new supercomputer that will have a performance capacity of 13, 7 Petaflop/s and will be located in the Torre Girona chapel, home to its predecessors, the MareNostrum 1, 2 and 3. Marenostrum 4 will have two distinct parts. The general purpose element will have 48 racks with more than 3,400 nodes with next generation Intel Xeon processors and a central memory of 390 Terabytes. Its peak power will be over 11 Petaflop/s. The second element of MareNostrum 4 will be formed of clusters of three emerging technologies that will be added and updated as they become available. These are technologies currently being developed in the US and Japan to accelerate the arrival [...]

‘MareNostrum’: la supercomputadora capaz de realizar 1.100 billones de operaciones por segundo

2018-01-12T23:02:21+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|

Hoy en El País en su sección "protagonistas One" de su canal de youtube presentan una entrevista titulada "'MareNostrum': la supercomputadora capaz de realizar 1.100 billones de operaciones por segundo" en que me han ascendido al cargo de "Investigador jefe del Barcelona Supercomputing Center". Cuando se entere mi jefe creo que se acabó la historia!  :-). Pero habrá valido la pena estos minutos de gloria hasta que me echen, porque creo que ha quedado un documento fantástico que aporta valor, a pesar que fue una entrevista que me costo un poco, dado el "aquí te pillo, aquí te mato" (o simplemente despiste mío de no saber a donde iba. Ya ven, me pillaron con ropa de trabajo, sin traje ni corbata! :-( ). Sin duda el mérito es del equipo [...]

When will we have a Exascale supercomputer?

2017-08-09T12:17:01+00:00 October 7th, 2015|

There is a global race to build the first supercomputer in the world capable of performing 1 million trillion operations per second (1 ExaFlops in our jargon!). Extrapolating the performance delivered by TOP500 list suggests that an Exascale system (a system that can reach 1 ExaFlops) could be built by 2018-2019. However, according to the literature of the topic, only China and Japan are focused on building an Exascale supercomputer by 2020. It seems that United States probably won’t build its first Exascale supercomputer until 2023 (Europe isn't even in the race!). The reason for the gap, between the extrapolated date from TOP500 list and the expected dates, is because there are big challenges that must be addressed before Exascale systems become a reality. The main issues include: Power consumption, Massive Scalability, [...]

Scholarships for MSc students on the MIRI MSc Program in Barcelona-UPC

2017-08-09T12:19:51+00:00 June 30th, 2015|

Hi, are you interested to enrol in the Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics and take my course Supercomputers Architecture (specialization High Performance Computing)? BSC, under the program Severo Ochoa is offering 4 scholarship grants for the 2 academic years of the program. Follow the link below to the application form. Hope to see you next september, we will talk about Supercomputers and Big Data! Since 2013, in the context of the Severo Ochoa Program, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) is offering 4 scholarship grants for MSc students on the MIRI MSc Program in Facultat d’Informàtica de Barcelona-UPC who have chosen to study the High Performance Computing Specialization. The duration of each scholarship is for the 2 academic years of the program. This year´s scholarships are  for the MIRI HPC MSc starting September [...]

BSC releases COMPSs version 1.2 at SC14

2017-08-09T12:27:33+00:00 November 20th, 2014|

The Grid Computing and Clusters group of Barcelona Supercomputing Center is proud to announce the release of COMPSs version 1.2 during Supercomputing Conference 2014. COMPSs is a framework for easily implement distributed applications. This release implements the following main features: * N implementations for task methods, each with its own constraints. * Constraint-aware resource management. * Support for multicore tasks. * Pluggable schedulers: facilitate the addition of new schedulers and policies. * Extended support for objects in C/C++ binding. * Extended IDE for N implementations and deployment through PMES. * Update cloud connector for rOCCI to work with rocci-cli v4.2.5. * Enhance rOCCI connector to compute the real VM creation times. * Extended resources schema to support Virtual Appliances pricing. * New LSF GAT adaptor. For more [...]

TECNOLOGIA RECREATIVA: Nova secció de ràdio a RAC1 tots els dissabtes d’estiu

2017-08-09T12:49:30+00:00 July 23rd, 2012|

Aquest estiu m'estreno a la ràdio!. Serà dins del programa VIA LLIURE de RAC1. Emma Aixalà , una de les més engrescadores periodistes d'aquest país, m'ha proposat un repte molt interessant, el d’apropar la tecnologia de manera distesa i divertida als oients de RAC1.  Gràcies Emma! Serà una secció tots els dissabtes d'estiu entre les 11:00 i les 11:30 on descobrirem com és i cap a on va la informàtica que mou la societat de la informació en que vivim. Us espero a tots a RAC1 cada dissabte, en directe a través d'internet o per ràdio (freqüències) o com ja m'avança l'Oriol Riu, per podcast!.  I sobretot, hi podeu participar a través del telèfon 902 477 100, per correu electrònic a  vialliure@rac1.net,  twitter @ElViaLliure o per facebook [...]

El Big Data va tomando fuerza

2017-08-09T12:55:12+00:00 March 28th, 2012|

Hoy leo en varios blogs que la administración Obama apostará por la I+D  en Big Data. También me llega que nuestro amigo Manish Parashar, catedrático de la Universidad de Rutgers, acaba de hacer público su “big data” supercomputing center.     Precisamente ayer hicimos una presentación sobre nuestro trabajo en Big Data a una visita del BSC que estaba interesada en Big Data y por la tarde nos pedían participar en eventos de difusión de esta nueva ola tecnológica . Para nuestro grupo de investigación está claro que es la semana del Big Data! Sin duda el tema está tomando mucha fuerza y esto nos anima a nuestro grupo, puesto que es un tema en el que estamos investigando desde hace 3 años, gracias especialmente a los seniors [...]